Earlier today, Microsoft announced their agreement for the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The deal will see Microsoft buy out Activision’s shares for $95 apiece, a transaction valued at a total of $68.7 billion that includes Activision’s net cash. Despite this, the merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard still means that Microsoft will only be the
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In response to several player questions, a Battlefield 2042 developer admits that DICE has been “taking too long” to release fixes for some of the game’s main issues. The developer also reveals that an update for XP progression in the game’s Portal mode will likely release sometime later next week. DICE originally disabled XP in custom
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Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PlayStation VR, and PlayStation Plus owners new content, add-ons, games, and more. Here is the complete global PlayStation Store update. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation
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The NPD has released its December report and it finds Switch and Call of Duty: Vanguard topping the hardware and software charts, respectively. December 2021’s report finds total industry spending on hardware, content, and accessories down 1% year-over-year (yoy) to $7.5 billion. Hardware sales saw a 3% decline when compared to December 2020 to $1.3
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The PC version of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox now supports cooperative multiplayer, a tidy little post-launch bonus for Nihon Falcom’s action-RPG. Nadia Oxford told us last year that for fans of the genre, “the Ys series is a must-play, and Ys IX is as good a place to start as any.” Co-op makes it an
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Exclusives sell consoles, and after Microsoft’s rapid-fire studio acquisitions over the last few years, Sony might be on the defensive for the first time in almost a decade. The bolstering of Xbox Game Studios hasn’t yet borne fruit. Still, soon, we’ll likely see Microsoft’s platforms putting up a flurry of appealing, exclusive content. So it
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Studio MDHR, the developers behind the excellent 2D platformer Cuphead, has announced today that the animated show based on the video game, The Cuphead Show, will be airing on 18th February exclusively on streaming service, Netflix. To celebrate the announcement of a release date, Studio MDHR have shared the debut trailer which uses the same
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It seems Microsoft still plans to support Activision games on other platforms, according to comments made to Bloomberg. Regarding possible Xbox exclusivity for franchises such as Call of Duty, Xbox boss, and now CEO of Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer told Bloomberg that Microsoft doesn’t “intend” to fracture the community. “I’ll just say to players out
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